Today at IFA Microsoft launched the Lumia 830 which they call “An affordable flagship” device. The Lumia 830 has a 10MP Pureview camera with ZEISS optics and optical image stabilization, 1MP front facing camera, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcom Snapdraggon 400 processor with a 5 inch 1280 x 720p screen. It has 16GB of storage with a micro SD card supporting cards up to 128GB. The phone has a removable 2200mAh battery, SensorCore so you can track movements with Bing Health and Fitness and other fitness apps.

Nokia are positioning it as a flagship phone (and comparing it with the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 in the press conference) but with an affordable price 330 Euros un-subsidised. It launches with the Lumia Denim update (read about it here) later this month.

The Lumia 735 and 730 Microsoft describe as a selfie and Skype phones which a 5MP wide angle front camera designed for Skype calls and taking selfies. The 735 has wireless charging, 8GB of storage with support for 128GB microSD card, 6MP rear camera, 4.7 inch OLED screen powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor. The Lumia 730 is a 3G dual sim version. The 4G LTE version will be 219 Euros and the 735 199 euros. They also ship with Lumia Denim and ship later this month.

Press Release:

New Nokia Lumia smartphones bring high-end imaging capabilities to more accessible price points

New Lumia 830, 730 Dual SIM and 735 smartphones offer industry-leading camera technology and software in a slim,colourful package.

BERLIN — Sept. 4, 2014 — Today Microsoft Corp. announced the Nokia Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 Dual SIM smartphones running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, bringing industry-leading imaging technology to more affordable price levels. Microsoft also announced two new accessories that provide innovative ways for people to interact with their phones, plus the Lumia Denim update, which brings extra features and enhancements to existing Lumia smartphones.

·         With a slim design, the Lumia 830 is an affordable flagship that delivers high-end innovations such as optical image stabilisation and PureView imaging to more people.

·         Offering wide-angle, front-facing cameras; an attractive price tag; and slim, compact style, the Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735 are built for Skype calls and selfies.

·         Existing Lumia smartphones continue to get even better with the Lumia Denim update, which combines great new features from the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update with exclusive enhancements such as Lumia Camera, which brings high-quality images at the fastest speeds

“Our strategy is to help people do more with stunning products that unite and showcase the best of Microsoft’s digital work and life experiences,” said Chris Weber, corporate vice president of Mobile Devices Sales at Microsoft. “The Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 Dual SIM combine popular Microsoft services such as Skype, Microsoft Office and OneDrive with amazing Lumia innovations in design and imaging to bring experiences that people value, at prices they can afford.”

Lumia 830: The affordable flagship

The Lumia 830 offers the best of Lumia and the latest from Microsoft in a pocket-friendly design and price.

·         The Lumia 830 captures high-quality images and videos, day or night, with a 10-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, Rich Recording and the thinnest optical image stabilisation system to date on a Lumia.

·         It delivers the best of Microsoft with pre-loaded Microsoft Office Mobile; the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim; and OneDrive with 15 GB of free storage, allowing content to be synced and shared easily.

·         It comes with flagship Lumia innovations such as integrated wireless charging in a sleek and light aluminum and polycarbonate design.

Lumia 830 will begin rolling out globally this month, priced around 330 euros before taxes and subsidies.

Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735: Built for Skype and selfies

With wide-angle, front-facing cameras and a slim, pocketable style, the Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735 let people easily capture and share more.

·         The front-facing, wide-angle, 5-megapixel camera is great for Skype video calls, letting people share more of the world around them or bring more family and friends into a call.

·         With an offer for a free, three-month Skype Unlimited World[1] subscription, it’s easier than ever to have an international voice call with friends and family on their mobile and landline phones, right from the Lumia 730 or Lumia 735.

·         Plus, with the integration of one-tap Skype video call access during voice calls,1 people have even more ways to share their stories, no matter where they are.

Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735 will also begin rolling out globally this month, featuring a 2220 mAh battery, 8 GB of internal storage and 15 GB of free OneDrive storage. The Lumia 730 Dual SIM will be priced around 199 euros before taxes and subsidies, while the Lumia 735 with LTE/4G and wireless charging support will be priced around 219 euros before taxes and subsidies.


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